The Arts learning area includes visual art (design, painting, photography and sculpture), drama and music. These subjects may be taken as options from Year 9.
Business and Digital Technologies
Students may take Business and Computing courses as options in Year 9 and 10. At Year 11 Accounting and Legal Studies also become available. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.
Students must take English in Year 9, 10 and 11. Students are strongly recommended to continue with English studies in Year 12 to gain the literacy requirement for university entrance. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.
Students may take French, Chinese and Spanish as options from Year 9. Extension students are strongly recommended to take a language course.
Students must take Mathematics in Year 9, 10 and 11. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.
Physical Education and Health
Students must take a Physical Education and Health course in Year 9, 10 and 11. A range of courses is offered to take students through to Year 12 and 13.
Students must take Science in Year 9, 10 and 11. At Year 12 and 13 students may specialise in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.
Students are required to take Social Studies at Year 9 and 10. Geography and History become available at Year 11 and Classical Studies, Sociology and Tourism may be chosen at Year 12 and 13. Extension students in Year 10 may be offered the opportunity to sit NCEA Level 1 History or Geography.
Students may take technology subjects as options from Year 9. These include materials technology (eg wood, metal, soft materials), food technology and design technology.
Te Reo Rangitira
Students may take courses in Te Reo as an option from Year 9. In addition the Marautanga Curriculum provides students opportunities to study right up to Stage 1 University papers.